Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's younger brother Iqbal Kaskar has been arrested by Thane Police in connection with an extortion case. Iqbal was picked up by Thane Crime Branch’s anti-extortion cell from his Dongri home on Monday evening.
He was picked up by Senior Inspector Pradeep Sharma who was just recently reinstated and posted with the Thane crime branch's anti extortion cell. Sharma, a famed “encounter specialists” of Mumbai police, was dismissed in 2008 and was arrested in Lakhan Bhaiyya case in 2010, along with 21 others. While 13 policemen were convicted in the case in July 2013, Sharma was acquitted by the court.
Sources told India TV that a businessman had received calls from some people who had demanded extortion in the name of Iqbal Kaskar. The police arrested Kaskar after phone recording evidence and testimonies of involved people indicated his involvement.
Kaskar was also arrested in an extortion case in February 2015 and was granted bail a week later. A real estate agent, Mohammed Salim Shaikh, filed a complaint alleging that Kaskar and his men assaulted him and demanded Rs 3 lakh.
Kaskar was deported to India from United Arab Emirates in 2003 as he was wanted in a murder case and the `Sara Sahara' illegal construction case. However, he was acquitted in both the cases in 2007.